Career and Job Search Guide

Landscape Architect

Landscape Architect Landscape architects design landscaping for private residences, mountain resorts, urban plazas, and coordinate the restoration of wetlands. Landscaping architects must create aesthetically beautiful environments as well as developing sustainable environments such as wetlands intended to protect wildlife.

Since it is relatively inexpensive to begin a landscaping business, 20 percent of landscape architects run their own business. However, there are landscaping firms that hire landscaping architects. Landscaping firms and self employed architects must be aware of the environmental regulations affecting their business.

Salary Data

Median (8 years of work experience): $62,000

25-75 percentile (8 or more years of work experience): $53,100-77,100


Individuals wanting a career in landscaping architecture usually only need to earn a bachelor's degree and perform a 1 year internship. Candidates with a degree in another field can complete a 3 year master's program.